'Happy to Bleed' campaign gathers momentum

T'puram:'Happy to Bleed', social media campaign against a sexist remark by the Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan in connection with entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple is gathering momentum. Prayar Gopalakrishnan’s had said that the entry of women in Sabarimala could be discussed only after invention of a machine that could ascertain their “purity” ie whether they are menstruating or not. The Facebook campaign was started by Nikita Azad, a student from Patiala. She asked the women to share pictures holding placards that say “Happy to Bleed”, in retaliation to “the shame game” by “a patriarchal society”. The campaign gained steam with lot of women coming out to protest against statement.

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